Overcast

Structural Category

Flat

Specific Usage

Surface

Other Names

Cording; Curl; Trailing; Whipping; Wrapped

Comments

This stitch can be done into the fabric or over a foundation of running stitches or a bundle of threads.

Diagrams

For diagrams, see Thomas, Mary. Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1989), p. 15.


Bibliographic Sources

Snook, Barbara. Needlework Stitches, p. 30.
Thomas, Mary. Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1989), p. 15.